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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Endings Are Harder
So, after three cuts of my little film (which, by the way, is part of my MA program from the University of Exeter), I've decided to take the Coppola-esque move of re-writing the ending... and, indeed, re-shooting the ending. Endings are important, obviously. Third acts are notoriously difficult to write intelligently. Most Hollywood films end in an action sequence, but others don't. As Roger Ebert has pointed out, Alex Proyas' masterful Dark City actually contains a reasonable and dramatically justified third act. How I wish I had Alex Proyas writing my movie...

At least my lead actor is willing to come in for re-shoots. There's lesson number six (for those counting): always stay friends with your lead actor. You just never know...
:: posted by Ian Dawe, 11/30/2005 Comments (3)
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